(Service number 62929)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 26 September 1891 Place of Birth Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Willowbridge, South Canterbury
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mr Alexander CRUICKSHANK (father), Boddan, Aberdeenshire; Miss E. HERD (friend), Totara Valley, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Regiment

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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations



Date 11 October 1970 Age 79 years
Place of Death Christchurch, of Willowbridge
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Allan George Cruickshank was the son of Alexander Watt Cruickshank and Jeannie née McRae. Embarking at Tilbury on 12 March 1919 for the return home, he reached Lyttelton, New Zealand by the “Corinthic” in April 1919, one of 1142 soldiers aboard. Allan married Elizabeth Greig Herd in 1928. His next-of-kin at death was Mr J. Cruickshank, RD 10, Waimate, most probably his son Jim.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 November 2019]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription [15 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 12 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 November 2013]

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